For Vancouver+ V3, we’ve plopped the roof supporting infrastructure on the existing model. Thanks to BC Pavilion Corp. for the reference drawings.
Bert Pieké has had some success combining key elements of Victoria+ with FTX PNW. This is for the knowledgable user, not recommended for folks not used to manipulating folders and files. No warranties expressed or implied!!
1. Create a new folder in Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Addon Scenery called VicPlusLite
2. Create \scenery and \texture subfolders in Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Addon Scenery\VicPlusLite
3. Copy all files from Microsoft Flight Simulator X\FSAddon\VictoriaPlus\VicPlus Higher Priority\Texture to your new texture folder.
4. Copy just the files listed below found in Microsoft Flight Simulator X\FSAddon\VictoriaPlus\VicPlus Higher Priority\Scenery to your new scenery folder
5. In your scenery library be sure you do not have VicPlus enabled, and add VicPlusLite to your library. Order should be:
- CYYJ (2011) – top (if you have it. Be sure this is installed with the PNW option)
- VicPlusLite – next
- ORBX PNW – lower
Files to copy from scenery folder (step 4):
A new goodie for Vancouver+ V3.
Night textures done, bric-a-brac added. As I’m done until Holger gets his bits done, this will be the last screenshot for a while.
Holger is working on his bits for Vancouver V3 this summer, and taking an approach that modifies FTX PNW to make add-on compatibility simpler. So at some point there will be a new Service Pack for PNW that will be Vancouver V3 compatible, available prior to the V3 release. No release dates to announce.
Night textures for the new buildings are now done. I’ll post screenshots here once I’ve added the smaller objects.
Thanks Brian Buckley for this review. Note that the top-down shot labelled CYPK (Pitt Meadows) is CYVR, and the one labelled CYNJ (Langley) is actually CYPK.
The basic work on the new CYNJ (Langley Airport) buildings is complete. Just night texturing and ancillary objects (like jacks, cars, garbage bins, etc.) to add.
Here’s the Harbour Air/MC Welding building and an overview of the four buildings.
Even though the roof of Building 42 at CYNJ was photoreal from the actual building, it looked terrible and I’ve updated it with another texture. And Building 41 (the last new building) is modelled and just awaits texturing.
Transforming how we look at things, from flight monitoring to music.
Some time after these photos were taken, I’ve gotten around to modelling some of the CYNJ (Langley Regional Airport) buildings on the North side, thanks to Ron Silcox taking some more photos.
UPDATE: I’ve got a couple of offers, so good to go at this point. Folks, I’m looking for some pics of the new north buildings at CYNJ (Langley Regional Airport). Most can be done groundside, airside access would be helpful but not critical. If you can help, let me know, and I can provide photography guidelines; it’s not difficult and fancy equipment is not necessary. And it’s a lot of fun.
Folks, note that the support forum for Vancouver+ (both FSX and FS9 versions) can be found at this link. The old fora links can be found there for reference.
Folks, we’re not gonna make Q1 for Vancouver+ V3, life’s priorities have intervened. Will provide an update when we have a better idea of release date. Thanks for your patience.
Holger’s still working on his bits! I’ve been out of town since January, returning early March …
As promised, Holger has started working on his bits. Thanks for your patience!
Holger and I had a chat yesterday; the key element needed to get this product going is a solid week’s work from him. However he is buried in the ORBX Northern Rockies and Pacific Fjords products, and will be for a while. So we’ve agreed to set an expectation of sometime in Q1 2011 for Vancouver+ V3 release.
Thanks for your patience!
Nothing to report yet on completion of the V3 update, as Paul suggested I’ll be sure to post at least once/month!
Well, no news is no news! Still waiting on some bits and pieces before I have new screenies and can continue with integration. Meantime I’ve been enjoying the summer.
So, thanks for your patience, and I’ll let you know when there’s some action…